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Australian Zoologist (2020) 40 (4): 585–604.
Published: 01 June 2020
...Megan C. Fabian; Amelia S. Cook; Julie M. Old ABSTRACT People's attitudes towards the conservation of Australian wildlife is of particular importance as the types of attitudes people hold can have a significant impact on conservation solutions. We investigated attitudes held towards Australian...
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 2008
DOI: 10.7882/FS.2008.032
EISBN: 978-0-9803272-2-9
... Wildlife management is, in our view, as much about education, and managing people's attitudes, as it is about the science of populations of animals. The successful koala management program for Victoria, outlined by Peter Menkhorst, has only been possible because of his firm grasp...
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Australian Zoologist (2020) 40 (4): 575–584.
Published: 01 June 2020
... this study can be harnessed to inform future policy and management decisions, design interventions to change conservation behaviours, and provides a foundation for further enquiry into the ‘human dimensions of wildlife’. There remains a wildlife conservation ‘attitude-intention-action gap’, where we...
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 2008
DOI: 10.7882/FS.2008.007
EISBN: 978-0-9803272-2-9
... and the environment more generally. It was found that amongst brushtail possum lovers, the animals were seen as simultaneously cute and familiar, and as emblematic of endangered Australian wildlife and natural environments in general. People who did not like or value brushtail possums expressed attitudes...
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 2004
DOI: 10.7882/FS.2004.093
EISBN: 978-0-9586085-7-2
... The common brushtail possum Trichosurus vulpecula poses a test for managers of urban wildlife because community attitudes towards the species vary widely from those who are prepared to live with it to those who wish it to be controlled as a pest. The New South Wales National Parks and Wildlife...
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Australian Zoologist (2017) 38 (3): 457–463.
Published: 01 June 2017
... Introduction Human-dimensions researchers have documented Australians affinity for wildlife. Surveys have found that Australians enjoy living with wildlife and value it highly (Miller 2003; FitzGibbon and Jones 2006; Russell et al. 2011; Wilks et al. 2013). However, these biophilic attitudes (Wilson 1984...
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Australian Zoologist (2011) 35 (3): 888–894.
Published: 20 October 2011
... Mammalogy 28 153 171 FitzGibbon, S. I. and Jones, D. N. 2006. A community-based wildlife survey: the knowledge and attitudes of residents of suburban Brisbane, with a focus on Bandicoots. Wildlife Research 33: 233-241. A community-based wildlife survey: the knowledge and attitudes of residents...
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 2008
DOI: 10.7882/FS.2008.004
EISBN: 978-0-9803272-2-9
... Attacks by Australian Magpies Gymnorhina tibicen on humans are among the most common forms of human-wildlife conflict in Australia, especially in suburban environments. Despite the familiarity of these interactions, remarkably little is known about the phenomenon, significantly undermining...
Journal Articles
Australian Zoologist (2020)
Published: 14 July 2020
... the use of lethal control practices like poison baiting on public lands. As such, public attitudes should be incorporated into decision- making, and appropriate communication strategies need to be employed to prevent backlash. Key words: human-wildlife conflict, wildlife management, pest management, dingo...
Journal Articles
Australian Zoologist (2011) 35 (3): 534–543.
Published: 20 October 2011
... Toward Animals in American Society: Phase III. United States Department of Interior, Fish and Wildlife Service, Washington, DC. Knowledge, Affection and Basic Attitudes Toward Animals in American Society: Phase III Last, P. and Stephens, J. 1994. Sharks and Rays of Australia. CSIRO, Melbourne...
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Australian Zoologist (2020)
Published: 27 October 2020
... the complexities of human-wildlife conflict, including the diversity of contexts and species, and people s attitudes toward wildlife, perceptions of risk, personal experience, and social factors, such as religious affiliation, ethnicity, and culture (Dickman 2010; van Eeden et al. 2018b). However, conceptual...
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Australian Zoologist (2014) 26 (3-4): 153–157.
Published: 17 March 2014
... Fauna Conservation in Australia - is there a role for the Commonwealth? Address by Dr Peter Bridgewater. Director. Australian National Parks and Wildlife Service to' the Annual General Meeting of the Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales held on 14 September. 1990 OPENING The answer...
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Australian Zoologist (2019) 40 (1): 5–12.
Published: 01 January 2019
... there are calls for its substitution by non-lethal methods. Here we ask whether killing of invasive animals is essential for wildlife conservation. Firstly, we define wildlife conservation and its population ecology requirements. Secondly, we discuss ethical considerations and then we answer our question using...
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Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 2004
DOI: 10.7882/9780958608572
EISBN: 978-0-9586085-7-2
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Australian Zoologist (2014) 32 (2): 288–297.
Published: 17 March 2014
... articles about wildlife. We also looked at the writer s attitude towards the animal subject (Table 5). Most articles (109) were positive in their attitude towards the animal being reported, but 25 articles were negative; these were on species such as magpies (4 articles), mosquitoes (3 articles), rabbits...
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Australian Zoologist (2020)
Published: 25 August 2020
... and innovation of human-wildlife coexistence research. We summarise the challenges (in terms of evidence, cost, logistics and attitude) and respective solutions to these challenges (including research, funding, fostering innovation, and advocates/influencers) in Table 1, and expand on selected aspects...
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Australian Zoologist (2014) 33 (4): 446–457.
Published: 17 March 2014
...Georgette Leah Burns Using Fraser Island in Queensland and Penguin Island in Western Australia as study areas, this paper examines changing management policies and practices with regards to human-animal interactions in wildlife tourism settings. In particular, the shifting relationships between...
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Australian Zoologist (2014) 33 (3): 290–294.
Published: 17 March 2014
... and influence in environmental research and management. Conservation and Society, 3(2):251-264. Culture as concept and influence in environmental research and management Conservation and Society 3 251 264 Herda-Rapp, A. & T. Goedeke (eds) 2005.Mad About Wildlife: Looking at social conflict over...
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Australian Zoologist (2014) 33 (3): 306–314.
Published: 17 March 2014
... nature urban ecology urban wildlife nature conservation political ecology sociology of nature public attitudes ABC n.d. WildWatch Australia. Australian Broadcasting Commission, Natural History Unit, http://www.abc.net.au/wildwatch/archive/default.htm, accessed 06/06/2005. http...
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Australian Zoologist (2020) 41 (2): 254–282.
Published: 03 December 2020
...Ron Haering; Vanessa Wilson; Annie Zhuo; Peter Stathis ABSTRACT The views of veterinary professionals were surveyed to inform the New South Wales Government about the extent, cost and nature of services they provide to free-living native animals and their interactions with the volunteer wildlife...